GLH Worldwide Partners: The United States of America

Rochester, Massachusetts, USA

November 2015: Ginkgo saplings in good health. However following advice of the Arnold Arboretum, planting originally scheduled for fall 2015 postponed to spring of 2016. In addition to Rochester, the saplings will be planted at Tufts University, the Arnold Arboretum, Avon and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.

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Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego

October, 2015:  In a planting ceremony on October 2nd, sapling which had been delivered by Nassrine in July was planted in the garden grounds.  Mr. Mike Kawamura, 2nd Vice President and originally from Hiroshima, gave a speech. The largest sapling, Camphor, is now named “Peace Tree.” Mr. Kawamura visited GLH office in Hiroshima on October 14.

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Oberlin College, USA

September 2015: Tomoko visited Oberlin College with saplings of Ginkgo, Wisteria, and Chinese Parasol. GLH, Shansi, and Oberlin College signed an MOU, as part of a long-term cooperation.

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Local newspaper article (PDF, 2 MB)

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), Santa Barbara, CA, USA

August 2015: Mr. Rick Wayman, director of programs and operations at NAPF, visited Hiroshima. Had a tree tour with Nassrine. Reported that camellia saplings growing healthily in Santa Barbara.

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Bluegrass Community and Technical College, KY, USA

August 2015: Seeds of Ginkgo and Persimmon to be sent.

City of New Haven Peace Commission, CN, USA

August 2015: One of the Ginkgo saplings, which have been grown in Rochester under the care of Mr. MaCue, has been assigned to New Haven.

Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego, USA

July 2015:  Seedlings of Ginkgo, Wisteria, Chinese parasol and Camphor were delivered. Hiroshima saplings settling in their new home under watch of Japanese Friendship Garden's David Brazier

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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

Spring 2015: Ginkgo sapling was planted in UCLA's Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

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Avon, Massachusetts, USA

June 29 Article in the Boston Globe describes the journey of Hiroshima Gingko saplings to the City of Avon and Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum.

On May 9, the city of Avon in Massachusetts marked Arbor Day. Hiroshima Ginkgo saplings were presented by Deputy Consul General Nobuyuki Watanabe of Japan Consulate in Boston, and Mr. Michael McCue, Mayor of Avon. When mature, they will be planted at DeMarco Park.

On April 6, Ginkgo biloba saplings were taken to the Town of Avon, Massachusetts, thanks to the cooperation of our co-founder’s brother. Saplings were directly handed to Mr. Michel McCue, Town Administrator, who has entrusted them to Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum for care and until they are mature for planting. They will be planted at different symbolic sites in Massachusetts throughout the coming year.

Hamline Univ., USA

Seeds of Ginkgo biloba, Celtis sinensis var. japanica, Diospyros Kaki, Ziziphus Jujuba and Ilex rotunda were delivered this year again to Hamline Univ. in March, 2014. The seeds will be planted and nurtured under the care of students of Avalon School with the help of Ms. Jo Sullivan.

The Institute for Global Initiatives at Kennesaw University, USA

On 21 March 2014, marking the Spring Equinox during its 'Year of Japan Conference', the Institute for Global Initiatives at Kennesaw University in Georgia, USA held a ceremony to plant three Hiroshima survivor Gingko trees.  For more information:

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), and Sadako Garden of La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara, California

6 August, 2013: Upon invitation of the NAPF, saplings of the Camellia japonica and the Gingko biloba were carried to Santa Barbara and offered at ceremonies commemorating 6 August. 
The President of NAPF David Krieger and GLH Co-founder Nassrine Azimi with Hiroshima Gingko biloba saplings, to be planted in Sadako's Garden at the Casa de Maria next year.

Powell Gardens

They had a cooler and drier summer than normal this year.

Seedlings and saplings are growing well - the height of baby seedlings of Ginkgo are 10cm, saplings of Japanese fern palm 15cm, and the Wisteria and Camellia 20cm. All are in good health.  They were put outdoors in a shade hut for summer and will be overwintered inside a cool greenhouse.  

July 22, 2013: The seedlings are growing well.


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Powell Gardens and Harry S. Truman Library, MO, U.S.A.

June 23: GLH seedlings of Camellia, Wisteria, and adventitious buds of Japanese fern palm were taken back to the U.S. Planted in pots now, they will be delivered to Powell Gardens in July.

Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Seeds of Ginkgo, Kurogane holly and Camphor delivered. Succeeded after a 2-year- trial—and the seeds now sprouting (June 11, 2013)

Hamline University in Minneapolis-St. Paul

On June 20, 2012, seeds of Ginkgo, Camphor, Kurogane holly and Persimmon were delivered.

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